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4 January 2022
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Next Vaal Racemeeting Thursday 6 January Classified Stakes(For horses with nett rating of 71 and bel Racecard

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 6f
Runners
15

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(8)
Tiger In The Sun silk
Tiger In The Sun
J: M Yeni
T: B/Y Botes / Vosloo
Not really built on success in a plate last January at Fairview; well beaten when ninth in September (Fairview Polytrack); first start for current yard; running without blinkers; one to oppose
08669-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 71
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Sep 21 Fvw Fairview 7f Hc 9-6 b 9/11 Alpha Pappa (7L) 20/1 75 44
3 Sep 21 Fai Fairview 7f Hc 9-5 6/11 Gold Rock (11½L) 50/3 75 9
11 Aug 21 Fvw Fairview 7f Hc 9-1 6/8 Torio Lake (4¼L) 100/7 78 54
16 Jul 21 Fai Fairview 8f Hc 9-0 8/9 Blingking (8¾L) 100/3 82 -
2 Jul 21 Fai Fairview 7f Hc 9-4 11/14 Roy's Magic (11½L) 100/7 82 21
7 Jun 21 Fvw Fairview 6f Hc 9-8 4/8 Alpha Pappa (3½L) 50/3 84 55
2
(5)
Midnight Badger silk
Midnight Badger
J: M Khan
T: P A Peter
Too good for Tiki Taka (Vaal, this distance, handicap) last month, getting the job done by just over 1l; has claims
24261-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 70
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-7 b 1/16 Roger The Dodger (1¼L) 50/9 67 51
7 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-2 b 6/17 Right Choice (4L) 91/20 68 38
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-6 b 2/13 Samuel Salt (hd) 20/1 68 -
28 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 9-8 b 4/12 Jet Cat (2½L) 20/7 68 51
7 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 6f NvHc 9-0 b 2/9 Rosenwind (shd) 17/2 66 44
20 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-6 b 13/16 Belle Of Belize (11½L) 20/1 68 21
3
(15)
Midnight Gem silk
Midnight Gem
J: G Lerena
T: P P Labuschagne
Not disgraced when fourth (Vaal) running over this distance last month; not the biggest surprise to see her go well
45524-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 71
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-4 4/11 Right Choice (4¾L) 20/3 72 55
11 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-4 2/10 Alula's Star (¾L) 25/2 69 -
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-1 5/18 Big City Girl (2L) 50/7 70 44
19 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-10 5/12 I Dream Of Genie (2¾L) 100/13 71 51
30 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-3 4/8 Lucy In The Sky (8½L) 5/1 71 30
16 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-2 2/12 Father Time (1¼L) 25/7 71 57
4
(4)
Big City Girl silk
Big City Girl
J: C Maujean
T: C Spies
Well suited to a straight track; came home eighth, beaten 10l, at Vaal last month (dropped to this trip)
83108-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 70
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-2 b 8/11 Right Choice (9¾L) 40/1 70 36
11 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-9 b 10/14 Golden Aspen (6L) 25/2 70 -
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-12 b 1/18 Fantasy Flower (shd) 20/1 68 51
23 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-3 b 3/8 Alula's Star (7L) 10/1 70 -
22 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-4 b 8/10 Gal Gadot (9L) 91/20 71 18
3 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-1 9/12 Now You See Me (18L) 20/3 72 -
5
(13)
Edward Longshanks silk
Edward Longshanks
J: R Munger
T: A B Fortune
Was fifth of eight, beaten 8l, (Vaal, this trip, handicap) latest when first-time blinkers didn't help; a course winner; entitled to respect despite defeat on last two starts as he scored three runs back
63175-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 74
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f NvHc 8-3 b 5/8 Crimson Causeway (7¾L) 17/2 77 41
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-6 7/8 Corvette Captain (4L) 25/3 77 44
28 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-2 1/8 Moya Wa Laliga (hd) 50/9 - 35
9 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-2 3/9 Frontline Fighter (5¼L) 50/7 - 30
24 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 6/6 Runaway Princess (5¼L) 25/7 - 22
6
(10)
The Makwakkers silk
The Makwakkers
J: J Penny
T: R R Magner
Was third here in 2019; produced an encouraging effort (runner-up of 12, beaten just under 2l) over this distance (handicap) at Turffontein Standside last month; has to be high on list
63682-
Age: 6
Weight: 9-2
OR: 66
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-0 b 2/12 West Coast Lover (1¾L) 25/2 66 38
7 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-1 b 8/17 Right Choice (4¼L) 25/2 67 36
21 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-6 b 6/11 Dark Travel (3½L) 25/3 67 -
25 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-9 b 3/8 Quantum King (2½L) 25/2 67 56
26 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-6 b 6/7 Dockofthebay (3½L) 25/3 67 43
9 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-2 b 4/8 Timeforthat (2L) 25/3 67 36
7
(12)
Fantasy Flower silk
Fantasy Flower
J: K A Brewer 9
T: M N Houdalakis
Finished towards the rear of 13 beaten just under 4l (this trip, Vaal, fillies handicap) 21 days ago; a long time since her last win but has won here; poses a threat
06320-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: 65
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-9 b 10/13 Goddess Of Light (3¾L) 91/20 66 37
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-0 b 2/18 Big City Girl (shd) 50/7 65 49
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-7 b 3/13 Samuel Salt (2L) 25/1 67 -
30 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-12 b 6/12 Bat Out Of Hell (3¾L) 100/7 68 52
20 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-11 b 16/16 Belle Of Belize (16L) 17/2 69 -
8 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-2 b 9/11 Big City Girl (6¼L) 25/4 70 33
8
(6)
Twelve Oaks silk
Twelve Oaks
J: S Khumalo
T: S J Gray
Finished sixth dropped back to this trip at Vaal when not beaten too far last month; a long time since her last success; passed over
36006-
Age: 7
Weight: 8-12
OR: 65
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-6 b 6/13 Goddess Of Light (2½L) 20/1 68 44
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-6 b 16/17 Elusive Swann (20L) 100/3 72 -
19 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-1 b 11/12 I Dream Of Genie (11½L) 100/3 75 21
22 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-4 b 6/7 Full Velocity (5¼L) 100/7 76 28
7 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-2 b 3/8 Super Agra (5¼L) 100/7 77 42
3 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-7 b 7/12 Now You See Me (12L) 10/1 77 15
9
(14)
Feather The Nest silk
Feather The Nest
J: K Matsunyane
T: S J Gray
Not really built on success in a stakes race last June at Vaal; fair effort (beaten 2l, this distance Vaal, fillies handicap) last month
58505-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: 64
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-4 5/13 Goddess Of Light (2L) 25/2 66 44
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-12 10/18 Big City Girl (4¼L) 25/1 68 35
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-3 5/13 Samuel Salt (2½L) 40/1 70 -
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 9-3 8/12 Seemyvision (6¾L) 50/7 71 42
4 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-11 5/9 Elusive Woman (2¼L) 25/4 72 44
19 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-3 4/13 Midnight Gem (3¾L) 25/4 71 57
10
(2)
Urban Rock silk
Urban Rock
J: C Habib
T: S G Tarry
Far from disgraced (beaten 3l, this distance Vaal, handicap) last month; just the one win to his name; not hard to turn elsewhere
06007-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-11
OR: 63
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-6 7/16 Midnight Badger (3L) 25/1 66 40
11 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-10 10/13 Jet Cat (10L) 20/1 71 20
7 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-5 b 11/17 Right Choice (6¾L) 200/3 71 30
4 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-8 b 6/7 Retallick (7½L) 100/3 72 31
3 Apr 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-3 b 14/16 Royal Wulff (11½L) 66/1 77 23
13 Mar 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-4 b 11/16 Battle Force (5¼L) 40/1 82 33
11
(9)
Readysetglo silk
Readysetglo
J: D De Gouveia
T: M/a Azzie
Beaten a fair way when tenth (stakes race) here in September; a while since she has been in the winners' enclosure; must hope refitting of blinkers (absent last time) will help but one to tread carefully with
03480-
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
OR: 63
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-7 10/11 Mitch Got His Wish (9½L) 100/7 63 -
22 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-7 8/12 Let There Be Light (4½L) 25/2 64 37
24 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-6 4/13 Lets Talk (1½L) 25/3 64 -
1 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-2 3/11 Encore (1L) 100/3 64 -
2 Mar 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-8 12/12 Say When (18½L) 25/1 65 -
5 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-6 3/14 Shortstop (2L) 30/1 67 36
12
(1)
Java House silk
Java House
J: W Kennedy
T: M/a Azzie
Just the one win to her name; good effort when 1l third over this trip at Vaal last month; if stepping up from most recent effort hard to dismiss
72703-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 61
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-0 3/13 Goddess Of Light (1L) 17/2 62 45
15 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-9 11/13 Dancing Arabian (3½L) 17/2 64 45
21 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-4 7/9 Sprinkles (7¼L) 25/2 66 -
23 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-8 2/9 Princess Sabrina (1½L) 20/7 66 54
24 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-3 7/12 Me Time (6¼L) 25/1 70 38
22 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-2 b 11/16 Capitiana (6¾L) 40/1 74 36
13
(7)
Just As Rich silk
Just As Rich
J: Reserve 1
T: A Nassif
Comfortably held in 11th in a stakes race at Vaal on first outing for new trainer last month; largely disappointing since successful in a maiden plate at Vaal last March; no headgear this time; little chance
90560-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 61
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 5f 9-2 b 11/15 Emerald Flame (8½L) 40/1 64 25
9 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-2 b 6/8 Love Lies (10L) 25/2 66 31
25 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-2 b 5/5 Ultra Quick (6¾L) 100/1 66 38
16 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-6 10/12 Father Time (7¾L) 75/1 69 35
26 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 5f 9-6 9/9 Seemyvision (9¾L) 25/2 71 28
13 May 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-6 12/12 Certifiable (10½L) 50/3 73 18
14
(11)
Tiki Taka silk
Tiki Taka
J: Reserve 2
T: E Verdonese
Nothing to fault about his last run (2l third) over this trip at Vaal last month; just a sole success to his name
46403-
Age: 6
Weight: 8-7
OR: 56
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-10 b 3/16 Midnight Badger (2L) 25/1 57 36
7 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-5 b 17/17 Right Choice (15½L) 20/1 58 -
7 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 6f NvHc 8-6 b 4/9 Rosenwind (2¾L) 50/9 59 28
25 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-0 b 6/10 Life Goes On (2½L) 50/3 60 53
2 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-2 b 4/12 Riccardo (2½L) 10/1 60 31
26 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-1 b 4/10 Meet The Captain (1¼L) 100/13 61 49
15
(3)
Grindelwald silk
Grindelwald
J: Reserve 3
T: G J Maroun
Beaten just over 3l when ninth of 16 but didn't run badly at 50-7 with blinkers reapplied at Vaal last month; on a lengthy losing run
60569-
Age: 6
Weight: 8-7
OR: 55
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-11 b 9/16 Midnight Badger (3¼L) 50/7 58 33
15 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 5f 8-11 6/14 Princess Sabrina (2½L) 100/7 61 47
28 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 9-1 5/12 Jet Cat (3¼L) 100/3 61 45
14 Apr 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-11 b 13/14 Country Squire (11½L) 10/1 63 -
16 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-3 b 6/8 Savannah Storm (6¼L) 16/1 64 34
29 Dec 20 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-11 b 7/13 Soul Connection (3¼L) 5/1 64 46
Verdict

The selection is MIDNIGHT GEM who is going for a third distance success. However, quite a competitive heat; there should be plenty of market support for Midnight Badger, while The Makwakkers is one to consider.

Verdict silk image
Midnight Gem
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